Internet Safety & Privacy

“Social Intelligence” receives FTC approval to archive Facebook posts for Job Screening Purposes

“Social Intelligence” receives FTC approval to archive Facebook posts for Job Screening Purposes

A Job Screening Agency called ‘Social Intelligence’ has just been given permission by the Federal Trade Commission to archive and store all our posts on Facebook. This data will be used for background-screening when we apply for jobs. News Flash: You signed up for the fishbowl universe the moment you hit the ‘Sign Up’ button…

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Vancouver Rioters Identified Through Facebook

Vancouver Rioters Identified Through Facebook

The Vancouver Riot that happened last Wednesday night truly shocked the world. It was a pretty gruesome display of human nature, and certainly not something that one would expect to happen because of the disappointment over a hockey game. Granted, the Stanley Cup is more than just your average hockey game and sporting events do…

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Hacker Group Publishes Facebook Login Details on Twitter

Hacker Group Publishes Facebook Login Details on Twitter

When a hacker group can manage to infiltrate the CIA and bring it to its knees, you know that they’re a dangerous bunch. Only a few hackers have managed to do so, and Lulz Security happens to be one of them. Lulz Security is a bunch of criminal hackers who call themselves “the world’s leaders…

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‘Like' Tracking Lands Facebook in yet another Privacy Lawsuit

‘Like' Tracking Lands Facebook in yet another Privacy Lawsuit

Facebook has been violating people’s rights to privacy time and again. So far, these breaches have been met with sheepish, insincere apologies, and a feeling that Facebook would do so again, and again, and again. (as long as they feel they can get away with it) However, this time, Facebook has really pushed the limits…

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Facebook Application Blocklist to Reduce Newsfeed Spam

Facebook Application Blocklist to Reduce Newsfeed Spam

Facebook applications are notorious for spamming and (sometimes) scamming users. We are in the process of compiling a “blocklist” of apps that should be avoided if you want to minimize the spam on your News Feed. We aren’t saying any of these applications are scams or doing anything to violate Facebook’s ToS, they are just…

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Facecrooks and Safego partner up for increased Facebook Security

Facecrooks and Safego partner up for increased Facebook Security

We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership agreement with Safego by BitDefender to provide better Facebook safety information and security resources for our readers. For those of you unfamiliar with Safego, it is a free, third party Facebook application developed by BitDefender that performs in-the-cloud scans to help keep your…

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“Root-rater” Facebook groups being used to rate sexual performances

“Root-rater” Facebook groups being used to rate sexual performances

Root-rater sites, as they are called, originated in Queensland, Australia and they are spreading quickly to other parts of the state. The sites are popular with teens, and they are being used to rate and detail the sexual performances of its victims. The standard format is to rate the sexual encounter on a scale from…

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“Happening Now”: Facebook Cooks up another Privacy Breach

“Happening Now”: Facebook Cooks up another Privacy Breach

It’s difficult to imagine how Facebook could have the gumption to bypass user permission yet again and quietly roll out another feature when they’re currently in trouble for doing exactly the same with their Face Recognition feature. They have implemented the “Happening Now” feature on a small fraction of the user population. The new feature…

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Are you tired of being spammed by Facebook apps?

Are you tired of being spammed by Facebook apps?

Facebook is many things to different people. Some people hop on to get the latest news about their friends and family, while others spend every waking moment tending to sheep, cattle or building up their empires for their next brutal assault. Most people fall somewhere in between. There are countless third party applications available on…

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Visit the New Facebook is another hoax being spread by well-meaning users

Visit the New Facebook is another hoax being spread by well-meaning users

It seems another hoax has hit Facebook and is going viral at the moment. This one advises you not to click on a link to “VISIT THE NEW FACEBOOK.” According to the post, a hacker will steal your Facebook login details and remove your page from Facebook. Alternate Messages: W A R N I N…

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